OK, if you wait long enough I will answer my own question.  So, it should have been obvious, but the samples I was lookging at must have been missing something, but now it works:

on_movie_end /usr/local/etc/mail_file.sh %f

sends me the avi file after it is done.  Now, how can I get the avi files to stop playing like they are at double speed?

Thanks,

John

On 4/21/07, John Sutherland <john.a.sutherland@gmail.com> wrote:
I am trying this.....but no luck, no notification....not e-mail attachment.  I did get notification when the .jpg's were created, so I know the process works.  But I do not need 100 e-mails telling me motion was detected, I want the file after it was detected.

Anybody alread done this?

Here is what I have:
# Command to be executed when a movie file (.mpg|.avi) is closed. (default: none)
# To give the filename as an argument to a command append it with %f

on_movie_end /usr/local/etc/mail_motion.sh %f
on_movie_end /usr/local/etc/mail_file.sh
===========================
mail_motion.sh
===================================
#!/bin/sh

# Motion sample script to send an e-mail at start of an event.

# Replaces the former 'mail' option.
# Just define this script as 'on_event_start'-script in motion.conf like that:
# on_event_start send_mail "%Y-%m-%d %T"

#change to suit your needs:

#location of 'mail' binary
MAIL="/bin/mail"
#Destination e-mail address
TO=" john.a.sutherland@gmail.com"
#Subject of the e-mail
SUBJECT="Motion detected"

#Don't change anything below this line
echo -e "This is an automated message generated by motion.\n\nMotion detected: $1\n\n" | $MAIL -s "$SUBJECT" $TO


===================
mail_file.sh
===================
#!/bin/sh

# Motion sample script to send an e-mail at start of an event.
# Replaces the former 'mail' option.
# Just define this script as 'on_event_start'-script in motion.conf like that:
# on_event_start mail_file.sh "%Y-%m-%d %T"

mutt -a $1 -s 'motion capture' john.a.sutherland@gmail.com < '.'



On 4/21/07, John Sutherland < john.a.sutherland@gmail.com> wrote:
Rob,

Thanks, actually I got it working....guess I needed sendmail service to be running!  Oooops!  How embarassing.

Now.....how do I attach a file to an e-mail from the command line?  Is that possible?  I am trying to avoid FTP....security reasons, don't want to put my userid and password out there in the clear.  I could do SFTP, but it prompts for a password, I could create a pair of keys, make the private key with no password......but I want to attach a file with an e-mail if I can.

Thanks,

John

On 4/21/07, Rob MacGregor < rob.macgregor@gmail.com> wrote:
On 4/21/07, John Sutherland <john.a.sutherland@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have tried to use the sample mail script, but it is not working.  I am not
> sure how to trouble shoot, but I read that from the command line /bin/mail
> expects a Ctrl-D to close and send the e-mail.  How does that happen from
> the sample here?

<CTRL>D just sends (usually) EOF (End Of File), which happens
automatically when you use a pipe ('|' symbol) as shown in the sample
script.

For troubleshooting you may want to look at your system's mail log
(most likely either /var/log/maillog or a number of files under
/var/log/mail/).  Keep in mind that mail transfer isn't usually
instant and depending on how your local MTA is configured it may
either be a few seconds, a few tens of seconds or many minutes between
(mail) queue processing.

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Rob MacGregor
      Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he
        doesn't become a monster.                  Friedrich Nietzsche

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